Welcome to a place of intrigue – The Arc of Cabo San Lucas, or in Spanish, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. To begin, this beautiful rock formation marks Land’s End. The name comes from its location at the southern end of the Baja Peninsula. It’s accessible by boat, and it offers many great activities both in the water and out of the water.
This amazing place is also called “Lands End,” where the Pacific Ocean meets The Sea of Cortez. Now, read on to uncover all the many awesome features you’ll find at The Arc of Cabo San Lucas. Also, uncover a little history about Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. So, let’s begin!
The Arc of Cabo San Lucas – the end of the world
Historically, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas was known as the end of the world. This is because there is nothing but ocean to the south – it’s located at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Also known as a cape, this awesome limestone rock formation is awe inspiring when you approach it. And, when you look beyond it to the south, you can imagine why early settlers called this “the end of the world.”
When you arrive, you’ll enjoy the many sea creatures, including friendly sea lions that spend time bathing in the sun. On your way to the arch, your boat captain will inform you about everything you can expect to see. So, be sure to bring your camera and take many pictures. This will truly be an adventure you’ll never forget.
The peninsula of Baja California
Baja California is the second-longest peninsula in the world, measuring 775 miles in length. For perspective, the northern end starts at the southern US border.
How about a little history…
After being discovered, the peninsula of Baja California was thought to be an island, before it was properly surveyed. But, for another century, it was still marked on early maps as an island.
Did you know that the northern part of the Sea of Cortez almost became a United States sea port back in the 19th century?
Brief history about Baja California
After the Mexican-American War (1846 to 1848), when negotiations were underway with then Mexican President, Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, the land at the northern part of The Sea of Cortez was up for grabs. And, before the Gadsden Purchase in 1854, which gave the U.S. the southern portions of Arizona and New Mexico, President Antonio Lopez fought hard to keep the land that separated mainland Mexico from the Baja California peninsula. In the end, the U.S. allowed Mexico to keep this land bridge, which included the bustling metropolis of Mexicali.
About the Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez is one of the most biologically-diverse bodies of water on Earth. And, this body of water extends almost to the US border, where California and Arizona meet.
Baja California Sur real estate
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